Chapter 1: From Nationalism to Secessionism: Transformation of Assamese Identity Next Chapter
Chapter 1: From Nationalism to Secessionism: Transformation of Assamese Identity
Is man violent by nature or by circumstance? Psychologists and social scientists don't regard aggression as fundamentally spontaneous. Rather they regard most aggression, including violence, as an emotional response to socially induced frustration and sometimes as a dispassionate, learned response evoked by specific situations.1
Ted Gurr, one of the most celebrated writers on collective violence argues that man's frustration over some of the materials and social circumstances of their lives is a necessary pre-condition of group protest and collective violence.2 The more intense and widespread frustration-induced discontent is among people, the more intense and widespread collective violence is likely to be. ...